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Developing a Chemical Safety Plan: Tips for Reducing Risk

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Meeting Description:

Learn how to improve safety and protect students, teachers and staff from chemical threats with an effective chemical management plan.

In this webinar, you will learn chemical safety standards and best practices that will help you:

  • Prepare a written chemical management plan
  • Conduct and document a chemical inventory
  • Establish a chemical storage system
  • Identify and train a chemical coordinator
  • Recognize and eliminate chemical safety and storage hazards
  • Create a culture of safety in managing chemicals
  • Establish preventive maintenance activities to manage chemical safety long-term
  • Educate administrators, maintenance/custodial staff, teachers and students


Date: Thu, Sep 27, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Host(s): Roger Young, Facility Masters
 Presenter Information
Becky Wehrman-Andersen - Hazardous Materials Consulting
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Becky Wehrman-Andersen is a chemist and owner of Hazardous Materials Consulting. She specializes in EPA, OSHA and DOT compliance in chemical management for schools, businesses and agencies. Through her work, Becky has assisted more than 280 schools in Iowa in the safe, proper disposal of more than 300,000lbs of hazardous waste including radioactives, shock-sensitive explosives and acute toxins.

Dwight Peavey, PhD - US EPA Region 1
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Dwight Peavey, PhD has been a senior scientist with the US EPA Region 1 - New England office for the past 25 years. He specializes in the chemistry and reduction of toxic and hazardous chemicals, materials and products. For the past 10 years, Dr. Peavey and his team have been partnering with public high schools to implement integrated chemical management programs. Most recently, they provided on site assistance to 29 Boston public high schools and were able to reduce more than 33 percent of their toxic and hazardous chemicals.

Dr. David J. Peterson - Scottsdale Unified School District, AZ
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Dr. David J. Peterson joined the Scottsdale Unified School District family in July 2005 as the Chief of Facilities Management for Learners. During David’s seven years with SUSD, he has played a key role in communicating the District’s needs and opportunities to the community, resulting in the passage of the Maintenance and Operations Override Renewal in 2006, a renewal of the Capital Override in 2007, a renewal of the K-3 Override in 2009, Prop 100 and the 2010 Bond Project is rebuilding four middle schools and providing necessary mechanical and electrical upgrades and renovations at nine elementary and middle school sites. Dr. Peterson is a Past President of the Arizona Association of School Board Officials and he has won several honors and awards, including the State of Arizona Governor’s Award for Energy Efficiency. 


Roger Young - Facility Masters
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Roger Young is Executive Director of Facility Masters and the host of the Facility Masters Webcast Series.  His experience in district-wide leadership spans a career of 36+ years which includes serving as the Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Facilities. Roger lead the national taskforce that produced the Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities -- the premier source document for best practices in educational facilities management.

Roger is a past chairman of the ASBO Facilities Masters Award Program Advisory Committee, past chairman of the ASBO School Facilities Committee as well as the ASBO Information Systems Committee.

He has authored numerous articles, evaluated facility management practices, conducted professional workshops, and assisted with the planning and implementation of regional Facility Masters Conferences throughout the United States. 


Justin Turner -
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Justin Turner brings a different background to his role as Applications Engineer at SchoolDude. He has spent the past decade working in the radio industry as on-air talent for some of the most legendary and well-known stations in the Carolinas, including 97.5 WCOS in Columbia and 106.1 WRDU in Raleigh, in formats such as oldies, beach, top 40, country and talk.


Justin’s experience comes in handy because he is responsible for speaking to a large number of education professionals during SchoolDude’s webinars and product demonstrations.  Justin uses his communications background to make these presentations as interactive and engaging as possible. He is a graduate of The University of South Carolina with a degree in Mass Communications.